ELEC 3009 Power Systems

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300771

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Description This unit provides students with a global picture of electrical energy systems. Through practical exercises students will examine and analyse the basic processes of generation, transmission and distribution, power system analysis and planning as well as power systems operation under steady-state and transient conditions. Various aspects of power system operation including harmonics, fundamentals of protection, environmental issues and renewable energy systems are also covered in this unit.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ELEC 2010

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of power frequency devices and systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Summarize and critique the operation of the power supply system grid under normal and transient conditions.
  2. Complete basic power systems analysis.
  3. Identify and utilize the notions and implications of power system fault levels and stability.
  4. Explain Harmonics and their causes, power factor including harmonics.
  5. Explain some of the environmental issues associated with energy conversion systems.
  6. Identify and critique alternative energy sources.

Subject Content

Overview of generation, transmission and distribution in power systems
Determination of transmission line parameters
Power systems behaviour in steady state and transient conditions
Power system stability
Economic dispatch and unit commitment
Renewable energy sources and their impact on power systems

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
4 x Lab reports 2 hours (per practical) 25 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 1 hour 25 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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